St. Mary, St. Patrick, St. Philip Parishes           June 16, 2024

PO Box 35, Seneca WI 54654                 

Fathers Day and the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Website: https://www.catholicchurchesofncc.com/

Mass Intentions This Week




7:00 PM

St. Patrick

+ Don Schwendinger (Parishioners & Family)




7:30 AM

St. Patrick

+ Jim & Margaret Kane (John & Bernie Kane)




9:00 AM

St. Mary

Living & Deceased Members of My Parishes




10:30 AM

St. Philip

+ Leo Triggs (Rognholt Family)




8:30 AM

St. Patrick

+ All Souls




St. Philip






St. Patrick





8:30 AM

St. Mary

+ William J. Doskocil (Ed & Amy Doskocil Families)




St. Patrick







12th Sunday in Ordinary Time




7:00 PM

St. Patrick

+ Bernice O’Brien (Gary & Kelly Hamann)




7:30 AM

St. Patrick

Living & Deceased Members of My Parishes




9:00 AM

St. Mary

+ John Johnson (St. Mary Service Group)




10:30 AM

St. Philip

+ Bernard McCormick (Janet McCormick)


Confessions: Usually, 30 minutes before every Mass and by appointment.

Monthly Eucharistic Adoration:

* St. Patrick: First Friday after the 8:30 AM Mass

* St. Philip: First Sunday after the 10:30 AM Mass with confessions for 30 minutes.

Pastor: Fr. Tom Huff -- frtomhuff@gmail.com St. Patrick's Rectory 608-734-3252

Bookkeeper: Angie Martin -- 608-734-3931 stpatricks.seneca.bookkeeper@gmail.com

Bulletin/Mass Intentions/Membership: Yvonne Hady -- 608 485-2109 hady@centurytel.net

Bulletin Information Deadline: Tuesdays at 4:00 PM. Bulletin is posted on our website.





Wed., June 19 Adult Faith Study at St. Mary’s, 7:00 PM


Income from Last Week

St. Mary


St. Patrick


St. Philip














Bldg. Maint.


Votive Candles


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Reminder: Diocesan Annual Appeal donations are still needed and must be postmarked by June 30 to count on the current year’s appeal.



From the Pastor’s Desk: The Parable of the Developing Seed


God's plan for the redemption and salvation of Adam and Eve and their children after the Fall, involved the formation of a special people. Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David were all part of this plan, and through these individuals a single nation of Israel came to be under God's guidance. A nation called to give witness to the one true God and to prepare all peoples for the coming of God's Holy One.


At the Annunciation God's Holy One entered into our world within the nation of Israel to continue the plan of salvation in three stages as revealed in today's Parable of the Developing Seed. In stage one the seed is sown. In stage two the seed grows. And in stage three, the seed now grown to maturity, is harvested.


Stage one is the arrival of God’s Kingdom. Jesus announced it as arriving with Him. It is the arrival of the Word of God in history, sown in the world and actually incarnate in Jesus. This stage ends with the ascension of Jesus and descent of the Holy Spirit.


But Jesus indicates that there is second stage; that of growth. Jesus explains in simple ways concerning both the growth of the Church and the spiritual growth within a believer: first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. Or with the mustard seed: once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches. This is a time interval between the initial arrival of the Kingdom of God and the final general judgment of humanity. It can also be seen as the time we become a member of God's family and the day of our death, when we experience our individual judgment.


Then comes stage three, the final event of judgment or harvest, which ushers in the full victory of God over sin, death and every type of evil, along with bringing huge blessings. For many, the challenge nowadays is probably to accept stage three; that is, to accept Divine judgment as the end of human history as we know it.


Just because Jesus does not do everything at once it is not grounds to dismiss Him as fake. The Kingdom of God has truly and definitely arrived. Jesus is God made man: the Divine Seed of the Kingdom of God has been planted. Though Jesus does not do everything at once, He will do it, including bringing judgment to all. As Saint Paul says in the second reading: For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil.


We all get what we deserve. And as Saint Paul says: We walk by faith and not by sight. So, let us live by faith. Let us trust in the power of the seed that is the Word of God planted in us and co-operate with the grace and mercy that accompany it and grant us growth. So, bearing fruit, may we be a good and wholesome harvest for the Lord and brought into His joy!

St. Mary Announcements:

Rosary – 30 minutes before weekend Mass -- St. Mary’s Church is open each day from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. You are welcome to stop in to pray and/or light a candle for your special intention.


First Sunday Potluck – Potluck brunch after Mass each first Sunday of the month. All are welcome, dish to share is not required. Next date is Sunday, July 7.



St. Philip Announcements:

St. Philip Candles: Contact Bonnie Murphy. The cost is $5 per candle.


Jim Gorman 95th Birthday Celebration: Sat, June 22nd at Rolling Ground from 2 -5 PM. All are welcome.


MARRIAGE MOMENTS: Do you sometimes feel like a hamster racing around a wheel? Are you very busy but never caught up? STOP for one minute. Be silent. Turn off the TV, radio, computer, etc., and turn toward your spouse. Silently thank God for your life companion.


DIVINE MERCY IN MY SOUL--- Jesus to St. Faustina: “As often as you want to make Me happy, speak to the world about My great and unfathomable Mercy.” (Notebook I, p. 93)


Tri-Parish Prayer List – We want to pray for the ill and others in our parishes who need ongoing prayer. To be placed on or to place someone on our prayer list, please call: Sue Peterson 608-735-4865, Bonnie Murphy 608-386-4954, or Ica Boylen 608-734-3287.


Betty Raha

Charles Hash

Michael Monehen

Mick McCormick

David Jacobsen

Joe Cody

Janice Coggins

Eunice Brown

Mary (Moran) Orvis 

Marian Beall

Kitty Boarts

Jenna Friar

Maria Camacho

Bob Wharton

Jeri Gorman

Ethan Dull

Lisa Glass

Greg Roth

Lynn Kane

Kiara Meier

Royce Havlik

Shay Vought

Del Bolin

Tom Gillette

Rita Helgerson

Jeff Croke

Joyce Fisher

Loretto Berghoff

Marvin Hansen

Claudia Safley

Muriel Kramer

Peter Regnery

Larry Boehm

Todd Safley

John & Betty Lynch

Ben Huebsch

Joshua Ecklund

William Wright

Mike Gallagher

Jim O’Connor

Fran Leach

Jerry Boehm

Phyllis Bell

Donnie Moran

Greg Welsh

Alan Whitby

Jeanette Wallenhorst

Ron Becwar

Fr. Zacharie Beya

Shirley Whitby

Jerry Nelson

Sara Triggs

Otis Boarts

Rihanna Morga

Don Peterson

Paul Berghoff

Leonard Gebhardt

Rick Boehm

Monica Swiggum

Susan Monehen

Linda Cowan

Gene & Mary Murphy

Ron Becwar

Jess Zimple

Steve Trussoni

Eve Trussoni



Jesus Thirsts’ Film in theaters June 18th and 19th


Through dialogue with notable Catholic figures, the documentary takes viewers on a journey to rediscover the transformative power of the Eucharist by exploring the biblical origins of the Eucharist and sharing personal stories. The new film Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist scored big at the box office, grossing $2,141,273 and landing at the No. 1 spot in per-screen average for all three days of its initial release. In response to popular demand, it will return to theaters nationwide June 18-19.


The feature-length documentary by executive producer Deacon Steve Greco and producers Tim Moriarty and James Wahlberg was shown in theaters nationwide June 4-6. Through dialogue with notable Catholic figures, the documentary takes viewers on a journey to rediscover the transformative power of the Eucharist by exploring the biblical origins of the Eucharist and sharing personal stories from those whose lives have been impacted by the Blessed Sacrament. “We are in a time in our Church where we need to get back to fundamentals,” Moriarty said. “We need to get back to what is at the heart of our faith, which is the ongoing incarnation of Christ in the Eucharist.”


The Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


As The Immaculate Conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved from all sin from the first moment of her conception by a singularly unique grace, preemptively bestowed upon her by the merits of her Son’s life, death, and resurrection. From the moment of her Immaculate Conception, Mary remained free from all sin as a result of her own free choice to cooperate with grace. As a result, she was conceived as a suitable instrument for the Incarnation of God, and she remained a suitable instrument throughout her life.


After Jesus’ birth, the Mother of God continued to perfectly cooperate with grace, accompany her Son, stand at the foot of His Cross, jointly offer Him to the Father, experience His Resurrection and His Ascension into Heaven, participate in the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, and help give birth to the nascent Church through her motherly care. At the completion of her life, she was taken body and soul into Heaven to be with her Son and to be crowned as the Queen of Heaven and Earth, from which she mediates the love and mercy of God, and will do so for all eternity. The immaculate nature and this full view of our Blessed Mother’s life is the “big picture.” Today, we celebrate one specific aspect of that big picture—her Immaculate Heart.


Honoring the Immaculate Heart of Mary leads us to ponder that which she pondered—her own heart filled with perfect love. We first receive a glimpse of her heart in the Gospel of Luke. After the angels appeared to the shepherds in Bethlehem and announced the birth of Christ, they went in haste to where Jesus was born and found Mary, Joseph, and the Child lying in a manger. They told Mary and Joseph about their experience of the angel, “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart” (Luke 2:19). Twelve years later, Mary and Joseph traveled to Jerusalem from Nazareth for the annual feast of Passover. After completing the customary prayers and sacrifice, they began their journey home, thinking Jesus was in the caravan with relatives. When they discovered He was not, they returned to Jerusalem to find twelve-year-old Jesus talking with the teachers in the temple and asking them questions, and “all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers” (Luke 2:47). After inquiring of Jesus why He remained, He told them He had to be in His Father’s house. Though Mary and Joseph did not fully understand the mystery they were witnessing, “his mother kept all these things in her heart” (Luke 2:51).


In 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which paved the way for the specific title of the Immaculate Heart, and in the early twentieth century, Saint Maximilian Kolbe wrote extensively on the Immaculata.


In 1916, an angel appeared to three children in Fátima, Portugal, speaking of the “infinite merits of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” During the second apparition, Our Lady said that Jesus “wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” In 1925 and 1929, Our Lady appeared again to Lúcia to ask that her Immaculate Heart be honored on the first Saturday of each month.


In 1944, Pope Pius XII instituted the universal feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to be celebrated annually on August 22, and in 1969, Pope Paul VI moved the celebration to the Saturday after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart.


As we honor the holy, most pure, and Immaculate Heart of Mary, try to ponder that which the Blessed Virgin Mary pondered during her life. Ponder the love she had for her Son. Ponder the mysteries contained within her heart. As you do, especially ponder the love that her heart has for you.